Additional Learner Support

Following a confidential assessment with one of the Additional Learning Support Officers, the following support may be available:

Learning Support Assistants (LSAs)

Can provide support in and outside of the classroom. An LSA can help with things like; note taking, organisational skills, reinforcing the class tutor’s instruction, adapting materials, mobility issues and personal care needs.

Learning Support Tutors

Are fully trained staff with specialist qualifications. They are experienced in assessing and supporting students with a wide range of difficulties including dyslexia, dyspraxia, Asperger’s Syndrome and students with mental health issues.

Promoting good mental health through learning

If you are interested in finding out about our free support service available to you

Specialist equipment and software is available on loan to students. Our highly trained team can asses your enabling technology requirements. We have a range of specialist equipment from low tech aids through to high tech equipment and specialist software.

The Additional Learning Support Team can also work with teaching staff to support your learning, organise access arrangements for examinations and assignments and help you apply for Disabled Student’s Allowance (Higher Education).


The Additional Learning Support Team is based in Parsons Walk Centre, Wigan.

Our services are available at all sites and community venues.

Call: 01942 761887 or 01942 761849


Head of Additional Learning Support: Shelley Nuttall